DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1600 Jonson, Ben Every Man Out of His Humor

Reference Information

DEEP #: 284
Greg #: 163a
STC/Wing #: 14767
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Comedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 68
Date of First Publication: 1600
Date of First Production: 1599
Company of First Production: Lord Chamberlain's (Hunsdon's) Men
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 3 quartos, 2 folios in collection

Title-Page Features

Title: The Comicall Satyre of EVERY MAN OVT OF HIS HVMOR.
Performance: Containing more than hath been Publickely Spoken or Acted. With the seuerall Character of euery Person.
Latin Motto: [in single column] Non aliena meo pressi pede | * si propius stes || Te capient magis | * & decies repetita placebunt.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for William Holme, and are to be sold at his Shop at Sarjeants Inne gate in Fleetstreet. 1600.

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: Publisher’s note on two endings of the play [A4v]; author's defense of original ending [R3r]
Character List: "The names of the Actors" [A2v]
Other Paratexts: Original ending of play [R3v]

Stationer Information

Printer: Islip, Adam
Publisher: Holme, William (3)
Imprint Location: W.7 (Fleet St. - Serjeant's Inn / Whitefriars)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Apr 8, 1600: Entered to William Holme (3): "A Comicall Satyre of euery man out of his humor".
Apr 28, 1638: Transferred from John Smethwick to Richard Bishop: "a play called Euery man out of his humour by Ben: Iohnson".
Additional Notes: Greg writes that some copies of this edition are quartos and others quarto-form octavos [4° and (4°-form) 8°], but the "quarto-form octavos" are better described as large-paper quartos; see G.T. Tanselle, "The Concept of Format," Studies in Bibliography 53 (2000): 67-115.